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August 15, 2018 5:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

To stay put or to move on?



Hillsborough NC – After your home ages twenty years it needs a little love. The shingles are usually at the end of their respective life cycle, the clapboard siding is well overdue for a fresh coat paint and you reach the crossroads of do you make the investment and stay or sell and move on.

Our Hillsborough NC clients reached this exact crossroad. They loved their home and their location. They struggled with what would be best for their growing family’s needs. Then “Grandma” moved in down the street and installed a pool in her backyard. Having a Mother/Mother-In-Law down the street with a pool is a game changer. Let’s stay put!

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We knew we needed new shingles, fresh paint, odds and ends like landscape pruning and normal maintenance repairs but we wanted more outdoor living space as well. A screened in porch large enough to eat and lounge with a fireplace that actually emits warmth; something cozy that’s inviting to relax.

Got to have a separate grilling deck area but we need to repurpose an existing window into a fully accessible door. The hot tub would be create less of a challenge if we had installed voltage lighting to border our barefooted evening run back into the home on brisk nights.

Chapel Hill BuilderNo outdoor living space is complete without a stamped concrete patio bordered by a fire pit.

State of the art speakers, LED lighting, ENERGY STAR ceiling fans, Natural Gas fireplace, low voltage stair lighting, COX pressure treated lumber, stain grade tongue & Groove ceilings, Skylights, name brand Deckorator Balusters and Collins Design-Build signature TechShield radiant barrier roof sheathing this screen porch is the flagship of the neighborhood.

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Stay put!



To see more, please visit: http://www.collinsdesignbuild.com/remodeling/

Hillsborough NC Builder, Collins Design-Build offers remodeling services and consultation In Hillsborough NC and surrounding Counties.



REALTOR Emilee Collins and Builder Chad Collins


Chad & Emilee Collins

An unlimited licensed general contractor as well as a licensed home inspector, Hillsborough NC custom home builder Chad Collins transforms clients’ dreams into elegant, fashionable, timeless homes while maintaining a reputation for skilled craftsmanship, superior quality, and incomparable client service. Collins Design-Build is consistently ranked by the Triangle Business Journal as one of the top custom home builders in the Triangle.

Chad’s commitment to excellence has earned Collins Design-Build numerous top industry awards, including the National Certified Green Professional Builder of the Year. The Durham, Orange & Chatham’s Builder of the Year, and twice awarded the coveted Triangle Sales and Marketing Council’s MAME Building Company of the Year. Chad is one of fewer than 50 Accredited Master Builders in the state of North Carolina.

From the outset of his career, Chad quickly impressed others with his professionalism, integrity, and astute operations management skills. While in high school and college, Chad worked part time with home improvement retailers and building material suppliers, which opened opportunities to work for regional and national home builders throughout much of the 1990s. Chad capitalized on these experiences with local and regional builders to acquire considerable industry knowledge and to forge strong relationships.

Earlier in his career, Chad served as a team leader to local and regional production home builders, distinguishing him by developing processes, tools, and quality-driven teams that improved ROI, cut annual costs, reduced project completion time, and decreased attrition. As a result, Chad advanced to increasingly through management positions. Evidence of his talent for coaching and leading teams is that some of the team members and craftsmen he developed over a decade ago continue to work with him to this day.

Following that success, Chad was recruited by a national builder opening operations in the Triangle, and he played an important role in helping the company establish operations with a market presence in the region. His efforts in closing just under $6,000,000 in custom homes in a single year earned Chad the 2001 Builder of the Year award.

Chad has earned the highest designations available, such as Accredited Master Builder, Master Certified Green Professional, and Aging-in-Place Specialist. Among other industry recognition’s, the company has received multiple Best Green Built Home STARS Awards, Major Renovation Awards and the coveted Parade of Homes GOLD Award.

Prior to being elected as the President of the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange & Chatham Counties, serving over 600 members, Chad was nominated to a five-year term with the North Carolina Home Builders Association as regional vice president; serving the largest territory region in the nation.

Throughout his career, he has served on various boards of directors and has earned numerous top awards for membership recruitment from the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange, and Chatham Counties; the North Carolina Home Builders Association; the National Association of Home Builders; the Triangle Community Coalition; and the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce.

Chad is honored to be an approved speaker for the National Association of Home Builders Chad has written and taught several courses on green building as well as project management to fellow builders across the Southern United States. He is also an instructor for Duke University’s OLLI Continuing Education Program, serving as the Aging-in-Place Specialist.


For more information and how Hillsborough NC Collins Design-Build may serve you please connect with us through the following:

  • Home Building/Remodeling/Additions/ Consultations:

Collins Design-Build, Inc.   www.collinsdesignbuild.com

  • To find a lot or land / Buy or sell existing Real Estate:

Emilee Collins, REALTOR  www.collinsdesignrealty.com

  • To learn more about Aging In Place or how to make your existing home accessible:

Planning Tomorrow  www.planningtomorrow.com

  • Have your existing home painted by our award winning professionals:

Acento Painting, LLC  www.acentopainting.com

Chad direct line 919-422-2818  | Chad’s Email chad@collinsdesignbuild.com

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